Nintendo Leaks New 'Super Smash Bros.' Character

Nintendo Leaks New 'Super Smash Bros.' Character

The first entry of the series to be released on the Switch, Ultimate has already added Splatoon's Inkling and Metroid's Ridley as characters, but during today's Smash-focused Nintendo Direct stream, the company announced a slew of new additions from some well-loved franchises. What Smash Bros. Ultimate announcements are you most excited for?

You can choose to turn on a chargeable Smash Ball meter that will unleash weaker final smashes upon filling. Still, it's worth getting excited over. Ultimate was revealed that Nintendo shared it would be offering GameCube controllers once again. Read on to find out who they are! Ultimate, meaning each fighter will have set of stages and fighters that they must take on consecutively. New stages, new modes, the ability to use your Switch as a portable SSBU soundtrack listening device and a mysterious game mode that was purposefully hidden from view when the games main screen was shown.

A recent press demo, covered by Japanese video game magazine Famitsu and translated by gaming website Source Gaming, revealed that not every stage from the Super Smash Bros. history will make it to Ultimate, unlike the characters. Combine this with Phil Spencer already stating in the past that he wants to see Banjo and Kazooie in Super Smash Bros. He got his first lead role in 2001's Luigi's Mansion on the Gamecube, and was played by John Leguizamo in the infamous Super Mario Bros movie.

While we probably could have grouped Training mode in with the rest of the other game modes, it definitely deserves its own mention.

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Stamina battle is a full mode, joining time and stock. While they will play similar to their source character (Marth and Samus) the differences will be enough to make competitive players and casuals alike appreciate their inclusion as two separate characters. Ultimate all launching within three months of one another.

Nintendo is including a 3V3 and 5V5 elimination mode for tournaments. Smashdown mode forces players to choose new characters, as each elimination removes previously selected fighters from the options.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is scheduled to hit store on December 7th just in time for the holidays season.

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